Hi! When I had my chest x-ray APL view just this month it was found out that i had a residual fibrosis in the upper right of my lungs. I am planning to go out of the country to work abroad but I can't anymore because of this condition. How can this be remedied or is this a fatal condition? I also noticed that when i joined running competitions like Fun Run I can only run straight 1K and i have to stop every now and then for me to finish the 3K run. I can also feel pain in my back. What should I do about this? I feel so depress lately because all my life I have tried to practice a healthy lifestyle and i never smoke. Please advise me on what to do. Will this fibrosis spread to other parts of my lungs?
Based on your description of the chest x-ray, the pattern of fibrosis may be localized to the lung - this can certainly spread but usually stays stable given this pattern. It may be helpful to ask your doctor to see if it has been stable for a long period of time. It is unlikely this will spread if the finding has been stable for already years. best wishes, GC
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